It is becoming quite clear that
Westminster doesn’t trust the SNP government
of Nicola Sturgeon; they don’t see them as someone who they can do business
with, and that’s a problem.
but for Holyrood.
Being able to work together is outside the mindset of the SNP who aren’t interested in co-operation and respect, they have no interest in making devolution work rather their focus is destroying it.
As such Holyrood may not get more powers after Brexit according to Prime Minister Theresa May especially the control over policy areas such as fishing and agriculture. The issue of competence is a concern but more than that, there is the question of abuse of power.
The EU wants continued access to
UK fishing waters, after Brexit the
right of EU fishermen to fish those waters will go, if the SNP take control of
Scottish waters we could see a situation where they attempt to create a crisis
by allowing the EU to simply fish our waters?
Why would they do this?
There are many reasons; the chief one would be as a bargaining chip to attempt to fast track an independent
the EU if the Nationalists can ever win the vote. Secondly, and it’s an old
story to stoke resentment against Scotland
the SNP did this before by the Al Megrahi release, so nothing new there then.
Thirdly, the old tired game of ‘Us vs Them’ as the SNP try to develop the
narrative that Scots are somehow better than the English.
Everyone knows the SNP’s game, and everyone knows what will happen if additional powers come after Brexit, the SNP will try to create their own ‘mini’ EU unofficial membership links. That means Nicola Sturgeon will be disappearing round Europe in the vain hope that the EU will recognise
Scotland as separate from the rest of the UK.
Despite the fake news threat of Holyrood being stripped of powers by Nicola Sturgeon, the PM said no powers will be taken away from Scottish ministers as a result of the decision to leave the European Union. What will come to Holyrood is additional money which they will be responsible for spending.
May stated that responsibilities that transfer back to
Britain from Brussels
"must sit at the right level to ensure our United Kingdom can operate
effectively". That doesn’t mean that additional powers are completely
vetoed, it means the SNP are placed on noticed, if you continue to act as you
do at present then you cannot expect new powers.
Theresa May is in
to deliver a speech to the Scottish Conservative conference to rally the troops before the
Council elections in May. The Conservatives are hoping as they are ahead in the
polls that they could beat Scottish Labour into third place.
May also said:
"I am determined to ensure that as we leave the EU, we do so as one
which prospers outside the EU as one United Kingdom. That means
achieving a deal with the EU which works for all parts of the UK - England,
Scotland, Wales and Northern
Ireland - and for the UK as a whole."
It looks like Nicola Sturgeon has painted herself into a corner again, she is now forced to consider that co-operation isn’t just a tactic but it will have to become a way of life, can she drop the angry wee Nat routine? Can she tie up the Nationalist attack dogs? Can she put the muzzle on
‘jolly fat man’ Alex Salmond?
Stay tuned, Nicola Sturgeon doesn’t have the upper hand with
Westminster will she opt for the notion, 'no one puts Mad Dog in a corner'.
The Campaign for Human Rights at